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Somerset and Dorset receive £1million funding boost to support thousands of people into skilled jobs

Somerset County Council and Dorset County Council have been awarded nearly £1 million funding from the Department for Education’s National Skills Fund to run a third round of Skills Bootcamps. The Train4Tomorrow Skills Bootcamps are training courses up to 16 weeks long, providing adults with the opportunity to retrain into high-demand job roles in sectors […]

Opportunity Boost Scheme to open doors to employment

A new grant has been launched to help people in Somerset overcome financial barriers when seeking employment and returning to work. The Opportunity Boost Scheme will provide grants worth up to £500 to help with the cost associated progressing into work, such as transport costs, childcare, work clothes, learning resources and training courses. The funding […]

Somerset County Council hails positive impact of apprentices

Somerset County Council is celebrating the positive impacts of its apprenticeship programme as part of National Apprenticeship Week (February 7 to 13). The Council is a strong advocate for apprenticeships and ensures Somerset Care Leavers and those with SEND backgrounds have access to apprenticeship opportunities within our teams. Over the past 12 months, we have […]

Opportunities for ‘hidden’ vulnerable, young jobseekers

Somerset County Council is encouraging the county’s employers to think about the job opportunities available for young people who have additional support needs. The Council co-hosted an employer event in Taunton last week, where young people talked frankly to Somerset employers about the obstacles they face getting and staying in work and their future aspirations. […]

Extra £100k to support vulnerable young people into employment

Somerset County Council has committed an additional £100k to fund its innovative Pathway to Employment scheme for 2015/16. The programme launched in 2013 to help vulnerable young people gain valuable work based training and experience and set them on the path to permanent employment. Since then, 46 young people have been supported into a variety […]

Make a life-changing step with Somerset Children’s Services

Somerset County Council is calling on experienced Social Workers to join its team with its new campaign that boldly asks: “We’re up for the challenge. Are you?” The campaign is seeking to recruit social workers from across the country who have experience working with children and families and would be interested in making a life-changing […]

Work to begin on Innovation Centre

The site for a new multi-million pound business hub which should bring hundreds of jobs to Somerset has now been secured and pre-construction work is set to begin shortly. The Low Carbon Energy Innovation and Collaboration Centre will be built in Bridgwater to provide 2,400 square feet of flexible office space to support the Hinkley […]

Young people invited to boost CVs

Somerset Library Service is once again offering young people the chance to boost their CVs with a volunteering opportunity over the school summer holidays. During July and August each year, over 7,000 children visit Somerset’s libraries to join in with the Summer Reading Challenge, which encourages children aged 4-11 to read six books during the […]